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127 mm Mk M/02 LvSa (2004- )

The 127 mm Gun Mk M/02 LvSa

The 127 mm Gun Mk M/02 LvSa having gun practise on board
the command and support ship ABSALON.

(Photo: Royal Danish Navy)

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General Specification:

Danish Apellation:

127 mm Gun Mk M/02 LvSa

Type of Origin:

Mark 45 mod. 4, 5", caliber 62 light weight gun [1]

Primary Function:

Fast moving naval and air targets and coastal bombardments

Caliber:

127 mm

Muzzle Velocity:

854 m/sec.

Maximum Range:

Sea/Land Targets: 23 km - Air: 15 km [2]

Maximum Ceiling:

n/a

Weight of Projectile:

32 kilos

Ammunition Types:

Projectile and cartridge

Elevation:

-15 degrees/+65 degrees

Lateral Elevation Speed:

30 degrees/sec.

Vertical Elevation Speed:

20 degrees/sec.

Rate of Fire:

20 rounds/min.

Gun/Mounting:

Fully automatic gun in remote controlled single mount with automatic ammunition handling and loading

Fire Control:

n/a

Country of Origin:

USA 1971

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Modifications:

n/a

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Weapon or Weapon System in use or used on:

Ship or Class:

Number:

In Service:

ABSALON Class, command & support ships (2) [3]

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2004-

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Notes:

[1]

The gun is a Mod. 4, however the round shield is a Mod. 2.

[2]

Denmark participates in the development programme, which should lead to the possibility of firing GPS guided rocket propelled grenates on ranges exceeding 100 km.

[3]

The three new frigates being built for the RDN are also fitted to carry this gun as standard. Delivery of the ships to take place 2010-12.

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Additional Sources:

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Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization - Copenhagen

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United States Navy Fact File

44You are also referred to the Naval Bibliography

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